Orchestra Iowa has some fantastic live auction packages up for bidding during the Centennial Gala! There’s a little something for everybody, and all proceeds go to Orchestra Iowa’s education and community engagement programs. The live auction will take place at the Centennial Gala, so for a chance to bid on these fabulous items, purchase your Gala tickets today!
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An Iowa City Arts Extravaganza
An extraordinary experience for 4 in Iowa City. Begin your adventure with a tour of the magnificent new Stanley Art Museum to see the famous Jackson Pollock “Mural”. Then enjoy a delicious dinner at the private Chef’s Counter at The Webster where you’ll savor the very best modern cuisine and wine pairings. Choose from four tickets to Hancher Auditorium’s 2023-24 Season to round out the evening and enjoy a glass of wine in the Stanley Café!
A Cobble Hill & Chamber Evening
A special evening for 8! Guests will dine at Cobble Hill, experiencing some of the finest cuisine in Cedar Rapids. After dinner, head over to Opus Concert Café to enjoy a special performance over dessert and coffee.
Elegant Beaver Creek Summer Mountain Getaway
4 nights (Jul 29, 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2023) at a breathtaking 5 bedroom Beaver Creek, CO home await you and your family and friends. The home is in one of Beaver Creek’s most exclusive neighborhoods and offers stunning views of the mountain and golf course. Tickets for the scenic Centennial Lift included, too! Then, on your own, enjoy the many splendors of the area – from the Vilar Performing Arts Center, to a great variety of delectable dining options, to a plethora of recreational opportunities. A magical mountain holiday awaits!
The Maestro and The Chef: Tim Hankewich!
A bespoke dinner for 6 prepared by the Maestro himself, an exceptional chef, at his home in Water Tower Place, the premier vintage loft condos in NewBo. Enjoy food, drinks, & plenty of merriment – complete with that famous Maestro Tim laugh to fill the room and delight your guests! Choose your cuisine of choice and prepare to be wowed!
The Original Painting: Wiederspan’s Centennial Celebration
Own the original! Donated generously by the artist himself to Orchestra Iowa in honor of the 100th Season, the painting speaks to vibrancy and creativity. Get up close and enjoy the brushstrokes, see the colors pop, and cherish this unique masterpiece hanging in your home or office for years to come.
An Elegant Christmas Soirée
Enjoy an elegant holiday dinner at the beautiful southeast side home of Richard and Candy Altorfer. Candy’s impeccable holiday décor and Rich’s professional and exceptional culinary talents will make this an evening to remember! Live music by Orchestra Iowa musicians rounds out this very special event. Six guests are invited to enjoy the festivities, with date options being December 1-9, 2023.
A Carnival Cruise for Four
Enjoy a fun-filled adventure on one of Carnival’s newest ships! A cabin for four, complete with a private balcony view! Choose your ship, itinerary, and port of embarkation (examples include multiple FL cities, New Orleans, CA) for a fabulous 7-night cruise. (Submit 3 choices for availability. Some holiday blackout dates may apply.) Choose from many sunny and beautiful locations; favorites include Bermuda, the Bahamas, Grand Turk, and more! Balcony accommodations. Enjoy dinner for four in Cucina del Capitano (or similar special restaurant.) Bon Voyage cabin gift included, too. “Choose Fun. Together!”
One-of-a-Kind Cello Cabinet
Showcase this one-of-a-kind cabinet by renowned local craftsman, John Schwartzkopf. A vintage cello has been transformed into a creative combination of a freestanding lamp and cabinet – in one piece! A guaranteed item of interest and talking point for your at-home bar!
A Spectacular Shrimp Boil Evening
Enjoy a magical evening for 12 with a Master Gardener’s historic home and garden vista as the setting. Savor a traditional shrimp boil with all the trimmings. You and your guests will be treated to magical music, too, to really set the mood!
Easy & Eco Biking with a Brand New Gazelle E-Bike
Breeze along with a special Gazelle Ultimate C8 e-bike from Northtowne Cycling and Fitness. It’s eco-friendly, easy to operate, and fun to ride. Enjoy it for leisure or even to “drive” to work!
Winter Park Family Ski Fun
Plan now for a 2024 Spring Break week-long getaway in family friendly Winter Park, CO. Lodging in a beautiful 2 bedroom condo at Zephyr Mountain Lodge, adjacent to the dramatic gondola. Also includes four 3-day ski passes!
Score! Beef, Beer, & BBQ
Host the tailgate of the year! Plan a backyard BBQ for friends and family! The possibilities are endless with over 100 pounds of locally grown, sustainably-raised prime beef from the Curtis Cattle Company, 100 local craft beers, and a Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill, too. Get ready for summer outside!